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Wednesday May 22, 2024

Women need more sleep than men?

Women are more likely to require sleep as compared to men

By Web Desk
April 09, 2024
Women require more sleep than men, claims study. — Unsplash/File
Women require more sleep than men, claims study. — Unsplash/File

Research has indicated that females require more sleep than males because they sleep deeper and fall asleep more quickly.

Women are prone to sleep disturbances due to hormonal fluctuations, lack of medical research on their anatomy, and insomnia.

Women tend to have shorter sleep durations when it comes to gender-based tasks like caring for others.

Women may require more sleep than males for a variety of reasons. Compared to men, they experience sleeplessness 40% more frequently, according to the Sleep Foundation.

Additionally, women are almost twice as likely to receive a diagnosis of depression and anxiety — two disorders that are closely linked to sleeplessness. 

People who suffer from insomnia often struggle to get asleep or stay asleep, and they are often sleepy during the day.

Another possible explanation for varying sleep needs is hormones. Hormones govern sleep-wake cycles. These hormones have an impact on an individual's level of alertness, hunger, and tiredness. 

Over the course of their lives, women and those who are assigned female at birth may suffer monthly hormonal changes that affect their circadian rhythms.

Menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause are also the reasons behind women needing more sleep.